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The Mystery of Mr. Wong


Published 1939


From IMDb: The second in the series of Mr. Wong features starring Boris Karloff finds wealthy gem-collector Brandon Edwards gaining possession of the largest star sapphire in the world, the 'Eye of the Daughter of the Moon', after it has been stolen in China. Edwards, at a party in his home, confides to Mr. Wong that his life is in danger. During a game of Charades, Edwards is mysteriously shot dead and the gem disappears. Unknown to Wong, the jewel is in the possession of Edwards' maid, Drina, who intends to return it to China, but she is murdered also, and the gem is taken again. After one more murder -- the suspect list is dwindling -- Wong exposes the killer, turns him over to Police Inspector Street, and Wong departs to return the gem to China.

Stars: Boris Karloff, Grant Withers and Dorothy Tree

The Mr. Wong series of films

Mr. Wong, Detective
The Mystery of Mr. Wong
Mr. Wong in Chinatown
The Fatal Hour
Doomed to Die
Phantom of Chinatown


Run time 70 minutes
Production Company Monogram Pictures Corporation
Audio/Visual Mono, Black & White
Language English

Reviews

Reviewer: classicsGma - - May 29, 2014
Subject: Solid Assition to Series...
Really enjoyed this second in the Mr Wong series. Number one was good, but this mystery kept me guessing until the end. A solid whodunit.
Reviewer: HorseUnderWater - - February 1, 2011
Subject: Delightful Little Mystery
Before i even decided to watch the first movie in the series ('Mr Wong, Detective') i did a little research and discovered that the first movie is considered the best in the series but i must say after watching 'The Mystery of Mr Wong' i was pleasantly surprised, not only was it not as bad as had been implied by various movie guides but i thought it was far superior to its predecessor. It was a delightful little mystery that had me guessing to the last minute.
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